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Some LR doggin with XP's

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Unread 03-06-2008, 05:09 PM
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Some LR doggin with XP's

Even though the weather has not been hospitable the past two days here me and a buddy and member here decided to do some LR pd'ing with specialty pistols. LR cartridges were 6mm-6.5x47 Lapua rear grip XP and my center-grip 7mm Dakota. Quite a few near misses @ 1400-1600 yards with both and I was fortunate enough to connect on a dog @ 1454 yards. Ranging was done with a military rangefinder (Wild) and then reconfirmed with GPS.
We were shooting off of a Hart portable bench using Harris BR bi-pods.
When I set up for distances @ 2k out to 2200 yards we couldn't see hits even with his Leica spotting scope. Grass was to high combined muddy conditions. It was a good way to start the doggin season though. Temps were in the 30's with the wind running around 12 mph when I nailed the dog.
Good start to the doggin season.
Anyone else been doing any doggin this year?
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    Unread 03-06-2008, 05:13 PM
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    It's hard for me to fathom hitting something that small at that distance in those conditions with a rifle let alone a handgun.
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    I agree with Len. I don't think I could do that with a rifle, particularly with the winds involved.
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    I agree with Len. I don't think I could do that with a rifle, particularly with the winds involved.
    Add one more to that club.
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    That was some nice shooting I got a little excited when that dog went flying in the air.
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    That was some nice shooting I got a little excited when that dog went flying in the air.
    You were so close at those ranges several times....
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    You guys are amazing with those Handguns.
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